Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are total strangers, but when they meet, one thing instantly bonds them: they were both unexpectedly dumped by their respective partners, Anne (Gina Rodriguez) and Noah (Scott Eastwood), on the same weekend. As the saying goes, “misery loves company,” but their commiseration turns into a mission when they see on social media that their exes have happily moved on to new romances, Anne with Logan (Manny Jacinto) and Noah with Ginny (Clark Backo).
Terrified that, in their 30s, they have lost their shot at happily ever after and horrified at the prospect of having to start over, Peter and Emma hatch a desperate plot to win the loves of their lives back. Each will do whatever it takes to put an end to their exes’ new relationships and send them running back to their arms.
On Tuesday, February 8 at Cinemark Monroeville, Movie Scene Queen is hosting an advance screening. Please comment below with your favorite romantic comedy. MSQ’s favorite romantic comedy: Bommerang (1992)– if that counts as a romantic comedy
When Homewood resident Allison McLeod heard the news of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf closing all K-12 schools in the state, she instantly felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With the change in schedules, I had to scatter my son around from family member to family member, all while ensuring he stayed up to date with his studies,” she told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview.
As many Pennsylvanians scrambled to purchase groceries and toiletries, McLeod and other working mothers had an additional layer—finding childcare and balancing work with children.
With schools closed, McLeod now has to put even more food on the table for her son, Christopher. Additionally, as a behavioral specialist for two companies and founder of Building Bridges Parent Support Group, her work requires her to travel to three different counties. With all of the traveling for work, her biggest fear is, “becoming sick and bringing anything home that can compromise my son’s health.”
Health plays a big factor for mother of two, Willesha Miller. The Garfield resident, who works at a local hospital, is concerned about her son’s health, as he has previously suffered from pneumonia three times. Those who have had or currently have pre-existing health conditions are more susceptible to harsher complications from COVID-19, or novel coronavirus.
“The biggest inconvenience so far is trying to keep my kids occupied and food in the house,” Miller told the Courier. “It’s getting so expensive having to constantly buy food since they are home all day, seven days a week. I am honestly getting to the point of having anxiety if schools are closed longer.”
Jena Cox, of the North Side, also has two children, and they may each miss an educational milestone this school year. Her son, Jaoir, 10, is looking forward to his promotion to the fifth grade. And Cox’s daughter, Jaiden, 4, is looking forward to her promotion to kindergarten. “It would be very unfortunate if they don’t get to experience and celebrate their accomplishments with their peers and family,” Cox said.
A struggling musician (Himesh Patel) realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
On Tuesday, June 18th, Movie Scene Queen have a screening of Universal’s YESTERDAY at SouthSide Works at 7:30 PM. Please comment below with your favorite music movie. I’ll have to go with my Top 3 because it’s too hard to choose: What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Dreamgirls (2006).
LIFE ITSELF centers on a couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) which leads a multi-generational love story spanning both decades and continents, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside, and are all connected by a single event.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Dan Fogelman
CAST Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Oscar Cooke, Annette Bening, Laia Costa, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Mandy Patinkin, and Antonio Banderas
ADVANCE SCREENING OPPORTUNITY
Movie Scene Queen and Amazon Studios are hosting a special advance screening of Life Itself on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM at AMC Waterfront 22. Please comment below with your interest below.
Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who is unable to leave the protection of the hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Olly (Nick Robinson) is the boy next door who won’t let that stop them from being together. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, Maddy and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together, even if it means losing everything.
Movie Scene Queen is hosting an advance screening of EVERYTHING EVERYTHING on Monday, May 15 at 730PM at the AMC Waterfront 22. If interested, please comment below with one your favorite teenage love movies. One of my favorites…because I have a few…is 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).
A UNITED KINGDOM is the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.
We are screening A UNITED KINGDOM (Fox Searchlight) on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30pm at South Side Works. For tickets, please comment below with your interest.
Movie Scene Queen has passes to catch Lionsgate’s LA LA LAND, starring Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling, and directed by Damien Chazelle. Valid December 27th, Monday-Thursday through the run of engagement, these passes can be redeemed at your leisure. No early arrival! No waiting in lines!
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
For passes, please comment below with your interest.
Renée Zellweger returns in one of her signature roles!
The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.
It’s time for you to see Universal Studios’ new comedy BRIDGET JONES’S BABY. The screening is Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30pm at the AMC Waterfront. Please comment below with your favorite Rene Zellweger moment.
Based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes, New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “Me Before You” stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games” series), under the direction of Thea Sharrock, making her feature film directorial debut.
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…
On June 1st, beginning at 7:00 pm at AMC Waterfront 22, catch Me Before You two days before the rest of the world. Please comment below with your favorite awkward or unusual love story. I think The BodyGuard (1992) would classify as awkward or unusual, not many mainstream movies tackle interracial love.